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					TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research
APPLICATION GUIDELINES

PROGRAMME DETAILS
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world – www.twas.org – is an autonomous
international organization founded in Trieste, Italy, in 1983. TWAS represents the best of science in the
developing world. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable
development in the South. Since 1986, TWAS has been supporting scientists and institutions in developing
countries through a wide range of programmes that focus on scientific capacity building largely through
South-South cooperation.
The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an
agreement signed by the two organizations.
Each year, the TWAS Fellowship Programme, which operates under agreements with governments and
national organizations in developing countries – and particularly with partners in Brazil, China, India, Kenya,
Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan andThailand– offers a number of fellowships to young scientists from developing
countries to carry out postdoctoral research in countries other than their own. These programme partners
include:
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
The TWAS-CNPq Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young
scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in the
natural sciences in Brazil. Duration: minimum of six months to a maximum of twelve months.

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
The TWAS-CAS Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young scientists
from developing countries (other than China) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in China. Duration:
minimum of six months to a maximum of twelve months.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
The TWAS-CSIR Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young
scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in newly
emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in CSIR laboratories and
institutes. Duration: minimum of six months to a maximum of twelve months.

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India
The TWAS-DBT Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young scientists
from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in biotechnology at
key biotechnology research institutions in India. Duration: minimum of twelve months to a maximum of
eighteen months.

S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India
The TWAS-S.N. Bose Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to students
from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in the physical
sciences. Duration: minimum of six months to a maximum of twelve months.

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India
The TWAS-IACS Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young
scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in certain
fields of natural sciences, including biological chemistry, condensed matter physics, inorganic chemistry,
materials science, non conventional energy, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer science,
spectroscopy and theoretical physics. Duration: minimum of six months to a maximum of twelve months.

The International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya
The TWAS-icipe Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young scientists
from developing countries (other than Kenya) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in the natural
sciences, especially focusing on integrated control methodologies for crop and livestock insect pests and
other related arthropods, and insect vectors of tropical diseases. Duration: minimum of six months to a
maximum of twelve months.
 TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                                page 2 of 18


Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia
The TWAS-USM Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young scientists
from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in one of the
fields of natural sciences. Duration: minimum of twelve months to a maximum of three years.

National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico
The TWAS-CONACYT Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to students
from developing countries (other than Mexico) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in one of the fields
of natural sciences. Duration: minimum six months and maximum twelve months.

National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), Pakistan
The TWAS-CEMB Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young
scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in
molecular biology and molecular genetics. Duration: minimum of six months to a maximum of twelve months.

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Pakistan
The TWAS-ICCBS Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young
scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in
organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology or physical chemistry.
Duration: minimum of six months to a maximum of twelve months.

The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand
The TWAS-BIOTEC Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young scientists from
developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in the field of molecular
biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, or
related disciplines. Duration: minimum of twelve months to a maximum of twenty-four months.


Summary of research fields covered by each programme:
Programme Agricultural Biology Chemistry       Earth  Engineering                 Mathematics       Medical    Physics
             sciences                        sciences  sciences                                     sciences
CNPq,                                                                                                       
Brazil
CAS, China                                                                                                  
CSIR, India                                                                                                 
DBT, India                                             -                              -                       
SN Bose,         -          -                   -         -                                          -           
India
IACS, India      -                             -                                                   -           
icipe,                                        -         -                              -            
Kenya
USM,                                          -                                                              
Malaysia
CONACYT,                                                                                                    
Mexico
CEMB,                               -          -         -                              -                       -
Pakistan
ICCBS,                                        -         -                              -                       -
Pakistan
BIOTEC,                                       -         -                              -            
Thailand
 = Fellowships offered in this subject area;   - = Fellowships NOT offered in this subject area.

IMPORTANT NOTES
Applicants may apply for only one TWAS Fellowship per year. For example, applicants to the TWAS-
CAS programme cannot also apply to other TWAS Fellowship programmes with other partners, including
those provided through BIOTEC, CEMB, CNPq, CONACYT, CSIR, DBT, IACS, ICCBS, icipe, S.N. Bose,
USM and TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training. Applicants for TWAS Fellowships for
Research and Advanced Training should download the relevant application form (see www.twas.org, under
'Programmes' > „Exchange‟, or request it from fellowships@twas.org).
 TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                           page 3 of 18


GENERAL INFORMATION
Please check the eligibility criteria carefully, especially the age restrictions, timing of the start of the
Fellowship and deadline for the receipt of applications. See specific 'Additional information' sections
for specific information regarding each programme. Remember, you can apply for only one
Fellowship programme per year.


• Applicants must be regularly employed in a developing country (other than the one they intend to visit) and
  hold a research assignment there.
• Applicants already on site in the host country are not eligible.
• Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.
• International travel (return economy class by the shortest route) and visa expenses will be covered by
  TWAS.
• Programme partners will provide a stipend to cover living expenses, in some cases including health
  insurance. If health insurance is not provided by the programme partner, obtaining suitable health
  insurance is the awardee‟s own responsibility and will be at his/her own expense.
• All specific obligations, regulations, stipends etc will be thoroughly explained to successful candidates in
  the award letter/contract.
• Applicants must provide evidence that they will return to their home country upon completion of their
  Fellowships.
• Applicants must submit an official Acceptance Letter from the host institution (see sample on page
  5) to TWAS (in all cases) and to the relevant programme partner organization (except in the case of S.N.
  Bose, India; CONACYT, Mexico and ICCBS, Pakistan) when applying, or by the deadline at the latest.
• The Fellowships do not include provisions for accompanying family members.
• Applications for part-time Fellowships will be considered ineligible.
• Incomplete/unsigned applications will not be accepted. This also applies to submissions by fax and
  electronic mail, which must include all enclosures and be signed (either digitally or by including a scanned
  signature).
• Successful applicants must not take up other assignments during the period of their Fellowships.
• Applications will be acknowledged once they have been processed.
• Successful candidates will be notified by February of the year following the application.
• TWAS shall be entitled to a repayment of all or part of any funds paid to an applicant hereunder, in the
  event that the applicant intentionally or negligently fails to fulfil any or all of the present conditions. The
  applicant agrees to pay any reasonable legal and/or collection costs incurred by TWAS to obtain the
  repayment.


DEADLINES FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
For all programmes, the call for applications is open from 1 March of each year until the deadlines indicated
below.


             30 June                              31 August                           15 September
           CNPq, Brazil                          CAS, China                             icipe, Kenya
           IACS, India                            CSIR, India                         USM, Malaysia
        CONACYT, Mexico                           DBT, India                         BIOTEC, Thailand
         CEMB, Pakistan                        S.N. BOSE, India
         ICCBS, Pakistan
 TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                              page 4 of 18


STEP BY STEP GUIDELINES ON HOW TO APPLY

It is important to note that applicants cannot apply for fellowships tenable in their home country, for instance
an Indian applicant applying for a fellowship tenable in India will be considered ineligible. The same applies
to applicants already in the host country.
In order to apply for a TWAS Fellowship, each applicant is requested to follow a few key steps that are
indicated below:


1. WHICH PROGRAMME SHOULD I CHOOSE?
You should carefully read the “General information” and “Additional information” sections in these application
guidelines and choose the most suitable fellowship for your research needs.

2. CHECK ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
After choosing a fellowship programme, you should verify that you are eligible and meet ALL the eligibility
criteria specified in the “additional information” section of your chosen programme (e.g. age, nationality etc.).


3. CHOOSE AN ELIGIBLE HOST INSTITUTE:
Select a suitable host institution under the fellowship you have chosen. In these guidelines, under “additional
information”, you will find the website addresses leading to the lists of eligible host institutes for each
programme.


4. GET PRELIMINARY ACCEPTANCE:
Applying is subject to preliminary acceptance at a host institute. After choosing an eligible host institute, you
must seek to obtain preliminary acceptance and an Acceptance Letter (see sample on page 5). To request
an Acceptance Letter you must contact the chosen host institution via e-mail, fax or by sending a letter with
your CV, research proposal and the sample copy of the Acceptance Letter. This must indicate a starting date
in the year following the application, for instance if applying in 2011, the letter must indicate 2012 as the
starting date.
Obtaining preliminary acceptance at an eligible host institute is the responsibility of the applicant.
For specific information on how to obtain an Acceptance Letter and who to contact in this regard, please
refer to the “additional information” section of each specific fellowship programme.
Applications will not be considered or processed without the Acceptance Letter from a host
institution.


5. SUBMIT THE APPLICATION:
Once the Acceptance Letter has been received, you should submit to the TWAS Fellowships Office
(fellowships@twas.org) and to the other programme partner (in specified cases) the completed application
form by e-mail (as MS Word file) together with ALL the required enclosures in one zipped (compressed)
electronic file. Alternatively, applications can be submitted by fax or by post.
You are advised to apply for the Acceptance Letter well in advance so that there is sufficient time for you to
collate all required documents for submission by the deadline.
No documents are accepted after the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
An official acknowledgment will be sent confirming the status of your application once it has been processed
and not upon receipt.
If awarded, the fellowship must be taken up in the year following the application.
 TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                                       page 5 of 18


SAMPLE ACCEPTANCE LETTER FOR HOST INSTITUTIONS

It is important to note that applicants MUST already be accepted by a host institution in Brazil, China, India,
Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan or Thailand to be eligible for a TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship.
How to obtain the preliminary acceptance letter:
    1) Identify a suitable host institution from the lists provided (see “additional information” sections).
    2) Contact your selected host institution or a potential host supervisor, providing your CV, research
       proposal and a copy of the sample acceptance letter (see below).
Signed acceptance letters must be sent to TWAS and the relevant programme partner (except in the case of
S.N. Bose, India; CONACYT, Mexico and ICCBS, Pakistan). The head of department or programme
partner‟s contact person (as specified in the guidelines for each specific fellowship programme) at the HOST
institution must sign the letter. Informal communication exchanged with potential host supervisors can be
submitted, but it will not be considered as formal evidence of institutional acceptance.



 HOST INSTITUTION'S LETTERHEAD

 Department’s name
 Institutional address
 Tel and fax numbers
 E-mail address


 [Place and Date]


 Dear _______________ [candidate’s name and surname] - _________ [country of
 citizenship],


 This is to inform you that, as a candidate for a postdoctoral fellowship under the agreement established by
 TWAS and _______________ [programme partner], you have been accepted for a _______________
 [length of time in months please specify*] postdoctoral programme in __________ [field
 of specialization/academic programme], at this department/institution.

 If subsequently selected for a TWAS-_______________ [programme partner] Fellowship, you should
 begin your studies/research in the __________ [month and year following year of
 application] and expect to conclude by ___________ [month and year]. While researching at this
 institution, you will be under the supervision of Professor _____________ [name and surname of
 supervisor] to be contacted at ____________________________ [email address]. The topic for
 which        you      have     been     accepted      to     study   at    this   institution is:
 __________________________________________________.


 Yours sincerely,


 ____________________________________
 Signature and name of head of department or programme partner‟s contact person (as specified in these
 guidelines for each specific fellowship programme)

 N.B. The letter cannot be accepted without a signature.

* Please verify the minimum and maximum duration of the postdoctoral programme in these
application guidelines (under the “additional information” section of each programme
partner).

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The starting date on the acceptance letter must be the year following the application e.g. If you apply for a fellowship in
2011 the acceptance letter should show the starting date as 2012.
 TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                           page 6 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-CNPq, Brazil
TWAS-CNPq Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 30 June
Programme Details
  TWAS-CNPq Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in Brazil for a minimum period
   of six months to a maximum period of twelve months. They are awarded to scientists from developing
   countries (other than Brazil) to enable them to pursue postdoctoral research in the natural sciences.
  For the complete list of eligible institutions/programmes (CAPES-Conceito 5, 6 and 7) under CNPq, refer
   to the worksheet that you can view and download from: http://twas.ictp.it/prog/exchange/fells/fells-
   pdoc/bra-pdoc or download directly here: CAPES_inst_2010_5-6-7.
  CNPq will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as
   accommodation, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign
   currency.
  Information about living conditions, such as possibilities of accommodation, transportation, and any other
   issues related to the candidate‟s stay in Brazil must be obtained locally, directly from the host institution.
   Neither TWAS nor CNPq can provide this information.
  The research activities are developed in Portuguese in most institutions, but communication will be
   mainly in English.
Eligibility
Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
   be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year;
   be permanent residents in a developing country (other than Brazil);
   hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
   be a regular employee in a developing country (other than Brazil) and hold a research assignment there;
   provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
   not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
   provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter on page 5).
    Only CAPES-listed (levels 5, 6 or 7) Brazilian institutions are eligible (see point 2 above);
   prove knowledge of Portuguese or provide a certificate of proficiency in Spanish or English (if these
    languages are not the candidate's mother tongue);
   have an updated Curriculum Vitae on CNPq‟s Lattes Platform (see note on online applications below);
   present a detailed research plan agreed by her/his host supervisor;
   be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 30 June of each year. No applications will be accepted
after this date. Therefore, it is recommended to submit your electronic application as early as possible.
   From 2010, all applications to the TWAS-CNPq Fellowships programmes must be submitted
    online only. The call for applications where you will find the programme details, eligibility criteria,
    required documents and certificates as well as the online application form is available at
    www.cnpq.br/editais/ct/2011/twas.htm. Applicants must be aware that CNPq and TWAS will not accept
    applications submitted by any other means except via the online application form.
   Incomplete applications are not accepted by the online system. Please ensure you have all necessary
    documents ready for uploading before applying.
   Queries concerning the call for applications to the TWAS-CNPq Fellowships programmes should be
    directed to: twas.ascin@cnpq.br.

CONTACT DETAILS
TWAS Fellowships Office                       National Council for Scientific and Technological
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11               Development - CNPq
34151 Trieste, Italy                          International Cooperation Office - CNPq/ASCIN
Tel:    +39 040 2240 314                      SHIS Quadra 01 Conjunto B - Bloco D - 1o. andar - Edificio
Fax:    +39 040 2240 689                      Santos Dumont - Lago Sul - Brasilia, DF, CEP: 71605-001, Brazil
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                  Tel:     +55 61 3211- 9440
                                              Fax:     +55 61 3211 9442
                                              E-mail: twas.ascin@cnpq.br
    TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                     page 7 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-CAS, China

TWAS-CAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 August


Programme Details
  TWAS-CAS Postdoctoral Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for a minimum period of six months
   to a maximum period of twelve months at the research institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  Eligible CAS institutions: All CAS institutes in China participate in this Fellowship programme. For a
   complete list please see: www.twas.org.cn and, in particular, english.cas.ac.cn/CASI/.
  CAS will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as
   accommodation, food and health insurance. Only emergency medical aid will be available, if needed.
   The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  The language of instruction is English.


Eligibility
Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
      be a maximum age of 40 years on 31 December of the application year;
      be nationals of a developing country (other than China);
      hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
      be regularly employed in a developing country (other than China) and hold a research assignment there;
      be accepted at a CAS-listed institution participating in the scheme and provide an official acceptance
       letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 5). N.B. Requests for acceptance
       must be directed to the chosen CAS host institution(s), and NOT to CAS headquarters;
      provide evidence of proficiency in English or Chinese.


Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 31 August of each year.
  Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from a CAS institution to CAS headquarters (see contact
   details below) and TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary
   acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  Reference letters: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS and
   CAS. The subject line must contain: CAS/PDoc/ candidate‟s surname. Alternatively, letters should be
   sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  Applicants to the TWAS-CAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to
   TWAS and CAS (by post, fax or email).


CONTACT DETAILS
TWAS Fellowships Office                              TWAS Regional Office, Beijing
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11                      Bureau of International Cooperation
34151 Trieste, Italy                                 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Tel:     +39 040 2240 314                            52 Sanlihe Road
Fax:     +39 040 2240 689                            100864 Beijing, China
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                         Tel:    +86 10 6859 7220
                                                     Fax:    +86 10 6859 7543
                                                     E-mail: sqfu@cashq.ac.cn
     TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                       page 8 of 18


 Additional information: TWAS-CSIR, India
 TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
 Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 August

 Programme details
       TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India
        for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
       Eligible CSIR institutions: Information on CSIR laboratories and institutes can be obtained by following
        the links from the CSIR homepage (www.csir.res.in). Alternatively, refer to the worksheet that you can
        view and download from: http://twas.ictp.it/prog/exchange/fells/fells-pdoc/csir-pdoc or download directly
        here: CSIR institutes and here: CSIR-Centres.doc.
       CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly
        stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, Fellowship awardees are entitled to
        subsidized accommodation.
       The language of instruction for foreign scholars in CSIR laboratories/institutes is English.


 Eligibility
 Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
       be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year;
       be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
       hold a PhD in one of the fields of science or technology;
       be regularly employed in a developing country (other than India) and hold a research assignment there;
       be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official Acceptance Letter from the host
        institution (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 5). N.B. Requests for acceptance must be directed
        to the chosen CSIR host institution(s), with copy to the CSIR contact person. This will allow
        CSIR to monitor requests and offer support or assistance in finding suitable host institution(s), if
        necessary;
       provide evidence of proficiency in English.

 Submitting your application
 The call for applications is open from 1 March until 31 August of each year.
   Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from a CSIR institution to CSIR and TWAS when
    applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be
    considered for selection.
   Reference letters: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS and
    CSIR. The subject line must contain: CSIR/PDoc/candidate‟s surname. Alternatively, letters should be
    sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
   Applications for the TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS and
    CSIR (by post, fax or email).


CONTACT DETAILS
TWAS Fellowships Office                            Mr. Jaipal Singh, Senior Technical Officer
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11                    Council Of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
34151 Trieste, Italy                               International S&T Affairs Directorate (ISTAD)
Tel:    +39 040 2240 314                           Anusandhan Bhavan - 2 Rafi Marg
Fax:    +39 040 2240 689                           New Delhi 110 001, India
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                       Tel: +91 11 2331 6751
                                                   Fax : +91 11 2373 9041, 2371 0618
                                                   E-mail: jaipal@csir.res.in
    TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                          page 9 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-DBT, India

TWAS-DBT Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 August

Programme Details
  TWAS-DBT Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at key biotechnology research institutions in India for a
   minimum period of twelve months to a maximum period of eighteen months.
  To help candidates in their choice of a suitable host institution a list of biotechnology institutes in India is
   available for download from: http://twas.ictp.it/prog/exchange/fells/fells-pdoc/dbt-pdoc
  However, candidates are free to choose an Indian biotechnology institution that does not appear on the
   list.
  DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly
   stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house
   rent allowance.
  The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility
Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
      be a maximum age of 40 years on 31 December of the application year;
      be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
      hold a PhD degree in bioscience or biotechnology;
      be regularly employed in a developing country (other than India) and hold a research assignment there;
      be accepted at a biotechnology institution in India (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 5).
       N.B.Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen host institution(s), and NOT to DBT;
      provide evidence of proficiency in English.


Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 31 August of each year.
  Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from an Indian biotechnology institution to TWAS when
   applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be
   considered for selection.
  Reference letter: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS. The
   subject line must contain: DBT/PDoc/candidate‟s surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post
   in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  Applications for the TWAS-DBT Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS and
   CICS (see contact details below) (by post, fax or email).


CONTACT DETAILS
TWAS Fellowships Office                          Dr. (Mrs) Ganga Radhakrishnan FRSC
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11                  Honorary Director
34151 Trieste, Italy                             Centre for International Cooperation in
Tel:     +39 040 2240 314                        Science (CICS), Formerly CCSTDS
Fax:     +39 040 2240 689                        No: 2, Gandhi Mandapam Road
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                     Chennai 600 025, India
                                                 Tel:     +91 44 24430228
                                                 Fax:     +91 44 24914543
                                                 E-mail : cics2010@vsnl.net
    TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                                            page 10 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-S.N. Bose, India
TWAS-S.N. Bose Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 August
Programme Details
  TWAS-S.N. Bose Posdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic
   Sciences in Kolkata, India – www.bose.res.in – for studies towards postdoctoral research in the physical
   sciences for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
  Research areas carried out include:
           o   Electronic structure and physics of materials.
           o   Soft condensed matter, complex systems and statistical physics;
           o   High energy physics and mathematical physics;
           o   Optics, mesoscopic phenomena and chemical physics;
           o   Astrophysics;
           o   Biophysics
           o   Experimental physics: magnetism, in particular manganites, Birkhaussen effect, Mössbauer spectroscopy,
               superconductivity, mechanical stress-strain relaxation, dielectric spectroscopy in the nano and pico time scales, as well
               as noise measurements in terms of resistance fluctuation spectroscopy;
           o   Nanoscience and technology: Synthesis of nanomaterials; physical measurements using scaling probe microscopy;
               mesoscopic phenomena; electronic structure and modelling; nanolithography; nanobiophysics;
           o   Theoretical chemistry: Density functional theory, quantum fluid dynamics and applications; atoms/molecules under
               intense or super-intense laser fields; atoms/molecules under strong magnetic fields; quantum chaos; computational
               quantum chemistry (novel molecules, nanoclusters, biomolecules, drug-DNA interaction modelling); theoretical
               spectroscopy and relaxation phenomena; simulation studies and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
      S.N. Bose will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly
       stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. Free on-campus accommodation will be provided.
      The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility
Candidates for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
      be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year;
      be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
      be regularly employed in a developing country(other than India) and hold a research assignment there;
      hold a PhD degree in physics, mathematics or physical chemistry;
      be accepted by a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre. Requests for acceptance must be
       directed to the Dean (Academic Programme), S.N. Bose National Centre for Sciences by e-mail
       (deanap@bose.res.in) (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 5). In contacting the Dean (Academic
       Programme), applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV
       and a research proposal outline;
      provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 31 August of each year.
  Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre when
   applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be
   considered for selection.
  Reference letters: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS. The
   subject line must contain: Bose/PDoc/candidate‟s surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post
   in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  Applications for the TWAS-SN Bose Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS
   only (by post, fax or email).

CONTACT DETAILS
    TWAS Fellowships Office                                 Dean (Academic Programme)
    ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11                         S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
    34151 Trieste, Italy                                    JD Block, Sector 3, Salt Lake City - Kolkata 700098, India
    Tel:    +39 040 2240 314                                Tel:    +91 33 2335 5706
    Fax:    +39 040 2240 689                                 Fax:   +91 33 2335 3477
    E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                            E-mail: deanap@bose.res.in
    TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                     page 11 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-IACS, India
TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 30 June

Programme Details
      TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of
       Science (IACS) – www.iacs.res.in – for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve
       months in the following fields:
           o   Theoretical physics
           o   Condensed matter physics
           o   Spectroscopy
           o   Materials science
           o   Non-conventional energy
           o   Physical chemistry
           o   Organic chemistry
           o   Inorganic chemistry
           o   Biological chemistry
           o   Polymer science
      IACS will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food,
       accommodation and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
      The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility
Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
      be a maximum age of 40 years on 31 December of the application year;
      hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
      be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
      be regularly employed in a developing country (other than India) and hold a research assignment there;
      provide an official Acceptance Letter from a department of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of
       Science (IACS) (see sample Acceptance Letter, on page 5). Requests for acceptance must be directed
       to the Dean-Administration and Senior Professor Prof. Subrata Ghosh by e-mail (ocsg@iacs.res.in) who
       will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Ghosh applicants must accompany
       their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline;
      provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 30 June of each year.
  Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the Indian Association for the
   Cultivation of Science (IACS) when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary
   acceptance the application will not be considered for selection.
  Reference letters: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS and
   IACS. The subject line must contain: IACS/PDoc/candidate‟s surname. Alternatively, reference letters
   can be sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  Applicants to the TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send a copy of their
   application both to TWAS (by post, fax or email) and IACS (hard copy only).


CONTACT DETAILS
TWAS Fellowships Office                            Prof. Subrata Ghosh
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11                    Dean-Administration and Senior Professor
34151 Trieste, Italy                               Dept. of Organic Chemistry
Tel:    +39 040 2240 314                           Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
Fax:    +39 040 2240 689                           2A&B Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                       Kolkata 700 032, India
                                                   Fax:     +91 33 2473 2805
                                                   E-mail: ocsg@iacs.res.in
    TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                         page 12 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-icipe, Kenya

TWAS-icipe Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 15 September


Programme Details
  TWAS-icipe Postdoctoral Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for a minimum period of six months
   to a maximum period of twelve months at icipe.
  Eligible icipe departments: Fellowships are tenable at icipe, www.icipe.org in the Programmes of
   Animal Health, Human Health, Plant Health, Environmental Health, in the Department of Molecular
   Biology and Biotechnology, in the Department of Behavioural and Chemical Ecology, in the Department
   of Entomology, and at the field station of Mbita, Lake Victoria, Kenya.
  icipe will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as
   accommodation, food and health insurance. Only emergency medical aid will be available, if needed.
   The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  The language of instruction is English.


Eligibility
Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
      Apply for the TWAS-icipe Postdoctoral Fellowship within five years of completion of their PhD
       qualification;
      be permanent resident in a developing country (other than Kenya);
      hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
      be regularly employed in a developing country (other than the host country) and hold a research
       assignment there;
      provide evidence that s/he will return to their home country on completion of the fellowship;
      not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
      be accepted at an icipe department participating in the scheme and provide an official acceptance letter
       from the head of the department (see sample Acceptance Letter). Requests for acceptance must be
       directed to Lillian Igweta, Training Officer (see contact details below) by providing a copy of the CV and a
       research proposal outline;
      provide evidence of proficiency in English;
      be financially responsible for any accompanying family member.


Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 15 September of each year.
  Applicants should submit the acceptance letter when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without
   preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  Reference letters: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS. The
   subject line must contain: icipe/PDoc/candidate‟s surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post
   in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  Applicants to the TWAS-icipe Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to
   TWAS only (by post, fax or email).


CONTACT DETAILS
TWAS Fellowships Office                                 Mrs. Lillian Igweta, Training Officer
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11                         International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
34151 Trieste, Italy                                    (icipe)
Tel:      +39 040 2240 314                              Strategic Partnerships & Capacity Strengthening Prog.
Fax:      +39 040 2240 689                              Duduville, Kasarani – off Thika Road
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                            P.O. Box 30772-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
                                                        Tel:       +254 20 863 2272
                                                        Fax:       +254 20 863 2001/2
                                                        E-mail: ligweta@icipe.org
 TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                     page 13 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-USM, Malaysia
TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 15 September

Programme Details
  TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments, institutions and laboratories of the
   Universiti Sains Malaysia – www.ips.usm.my – for a minimum period of twelve (12) months to a
   maximum period of three (3) years are awarded to young scientists from developing countries (other
   than Malaysia) to enable them to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences.
  USM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as
   accommodation, food and health insurance.
  The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility
Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
  be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia);
  hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
  apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural
   sciences;
  be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Malaysia) and hold a research assignment
   there;
  provide an official Acceptance Letter from a department, laboratory or institute at USM (see sample
   Acceptance Letter, page 5). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Dean, Institute of
   Postgraduate Studies, USM (Prof. Roshada Hashim: by e-mail twasusm@gmail.com) who will facilitate
   assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Hashim applicants must accompany their request
   for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their latest CV and a short write-up of research proposal
   (maximum 3 pages);
  provide evidence of proficiency in English;
  be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 15 September of each year.
  Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from a USM department/laboratory to TWAS and USM
   when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not
   be considered for selection.
  Reference letters: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachment via e-mail directly to TWAS and
   USM. The subject line must contain: USM/ PDoc/the candidate‟s surname. Alternatively, letters should
   be sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  Applicants to the TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to
   TWAS and USM (by post, fax or email).


CONTACT DETAILS
TWAS Fellowships Office                               Prof. Roshada Hashim
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11                       Dean
34151 Trieste, Italy                                  Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Tel:    +39 040 2240 314                              Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Fax:    +39 040 2240 689                              11800 Penang, Malaysia
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                          Tel:    +60 4 6532 930
                                                      Fax:    +60 4 6532 931
                                                      Email: twasusm@gmail.com
    TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                      page 14 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-CONACYT, Mexico

TWAS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 30 June

Programme Details
  TWAS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at eligible institutions of higher education and
   research in Mexico for a minimum period of six to a maximum period of twelve months and are awarded
   to young scientists from developing countries (other than Mexico) to enable them to pursue advanced
   research in the natural sciences and related fields.
  For the complete list of eligible institutions/programmes under CONACYT, refer to the worksheet that
   you can download from: http://twas.ictp.it/prog/exchange/fells/fells-pdoc/conacyt-pdoc
  CONACYT will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such
   as accommodation and food.
  CONACYT will also provide a fixed amount for mandatory health insurance coverage.


Eligibility
Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
      be a maximum age of 40 years on 31 December of the application year;
      be nationals of a developing country (other than Mexico);
      hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
      be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Mexico) and hold a research assignment
       there;
      provide an official Acceptance Letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 5)
       from an eligible institution in Mexico. N.B. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen
       host institution(s), and NOT to CONACYT;
      prove knowledge of Spanish or provide a certificate of proficiency in English (if these languages are not
       the candidate‟s mother tongue).


Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 30 June of each year.
  Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from an eligible Mexican host institution to TWAS when
   applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be
   considered for selection.
  Reference letters: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachment via e-mail directly to TWAS. The
   subject line must contain: CONACYT/PDoc/the candidate‟s surname. Alternatively, letters should be
   sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  Applicants to the TWAS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their
   application to TWAS only (by post, fax or email).


CONTACT DETAILS
     TWAS Fellowships Office                         Dr. Luis Humberto Fabila Castillo
     ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11                 National Council for Science and Technology
     34151 Trieste, Italy                            (CONACYT)
     Tel:    +39 040 2240 314                        CONACYT Fellowships Office
     Fax:    +39 040 2240 689                        Insurgentes Sur 1582-1er. piso
     E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                    Col. Crédito Constructor, Benito Juarez
                                                     Mexico, D.F., 03940 MEXICO
                                                     Tel.& Fax: +52 555 3228 149
                                                     E-mail: lfabila@conacyt.mx, twas-conacyt@conacyt.mx
 TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                     page 15 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-CEMB, Pakistan
TWAS-CEMB Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 30 June

Programme Details
  TWAS-CEMB Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at departments of the National Centre of Excellence
   in Molecular Biology (CEMB) – www.cemb.edu.pk – for a minimum period of six months to a maximum
   period of twelve months in the following fields: molecular biology, molecular genetics, plant molecular
   biology or medical molecular biology.
  CEMB will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food,
   accommodation and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  The language of instruction is English.


Eligibility
Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
   be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the year of application;
   be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
   be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment
    there;
   hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
   provide an official Acceptance Letter from CEMB (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 5). Requests for
    acceptance must be sent to the Director of CEMB (Prof. Dr. Muhammad Amin Athar: by e-mail
    director@cemb.pu.edu.pk and camb1@wol.net.pk) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In
    contacting Prof. Athar applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of
    their CV and a research proposal outline;
   provide evidence of proficiency in English.


Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 30 June of each year.
  Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from CEMB when applying, or by the deadline at the
   latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection.
  Reference letters: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS and
   CEMB and the subject line must contain: CEMB/PDoc/candidate‟s surname. Alternatively, letters should
   be sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  Applicants to the TWAS-CEMB Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send a copy of their
   application (by email, fax or post) to TWAS and to CEMB. (For CEMB only: if sending by email or fax, a
   hard copy must also be submitted by post).

CONTACT DETAILS
TWAS Fellowships Office                       Dr. Shaheen N. Khan
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11               Professor
34151 Trieste, Italy                          National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB)
Tel:     +39 040 2240 314                     87 West Canal Bank Road, Thokar Niaz Baig
Fax:     +39 040 2240 689                     Lahore 53700, Pakistan
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                  Tel:   +92 42 529 3148
                                              Fax:   +92 42 516 4155, 42 5293 149
                                              Email: camb1@wol.net.pk, director@cemb.edu.pk
 TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                     page 16 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-ICCBS, Pakistan
TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 30 June

Programme Details
  TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at the International Center for Chemical and
   Biological Sciences (ICCBS) – comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr.
   Panjwani Center for Molecular and Drug Research, www.iccs.edu – for a minimum period of six months
   to a maximum period of twelve months in the following fields: organic chemistry, biochemistry,
   biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology or physical chemistry.
  ICCBS will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food,
   accommodation and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility
Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
   be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the year of application;
   hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
   be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
   be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment
    there;
   provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
   provide an official Acceptance Letter from ICCBS (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 5). Requests for
    acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS, Prof. M. I. Choudhary by e-mail
    (hej@cyber.net.pk or pcmd@cyber.net.pk) who will facilitate the assignment of a host supervisor. In
    contacting Prof. Choudhary applicants must accompany their request for a preliminary acceptance letter
    with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline;
   provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 30 June each year.
  Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from ICCBS when applying, or by the deadline at the
   latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection.
  Reference letters: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS. The
   subject line must contain: ICCBS/PDoc/candidate‟s surname. Alternatively, letters can be sent by post in
   sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  Applicants to the TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send one copy of their
   application to TWAS only (by post, fax or email). Please do not send a copy to ICCBS.


CONTACT DETAILS
  TWAS Fellowships Office                          Prof. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary
  ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11                  Director
  34151 Trieste, Italy                             International Center for Chemical and
  Tel:    +39 040 2240 314                         Biological Sciences (ICCBS)
  Fax:    +39 040 2240 689                         University of Karachi, Karachi-75270
  E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                     Pakistan
                                                   Tel: +92 21 4824 924, 4824 925
                                                   Fax: +92 21 4819 018, 4819 019
                                                   E-mail: hej@cyber.net.pk, pcmd@cyber.net.pk
 TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                     page 17 of 18


Additional information: TWAS-BIOTEC, Thailand

TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 15 September

Programme Details
  TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in BIOTEC and its affiliated research units listed
   on this website: www.biotec.or.th/biotechnology-en/en/Research-Units.asp for a period of twelve (12) to
   twenty-four (24) months and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries (other than
   Thailand) to enable them to pursue advanced research in biotechnology.
  BIOTEC will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as
   accommodation and food.
  The language of instruction is English.


Eligibility
Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
   be nationals of a developing country (other than Thailand);
   hold a PhD degree in any of the following fields: molecular biology, molecular genetics, microbiology,
    biochemistry, organic chemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, or related disciplines;
   apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree in a fields of the natural
    sciences specified above;
   be regularly employed at a research and/or teaching institution in their home country where they must
    hold a research assignment;
   provide an official Acceptance Letter from BIOTEC (see sample Acceptance Letter on page 5). Requests
    for acceptance must be directed to BIOTEC Research Unit Coordination Division (e-mail:
    rucd@biotec.or.th) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting BIOTEC, applicants
    must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal
    outline;
   provide evidence of proficiency in English.


Submitting your application
The call for applications is open from 1 March until 15 September of each year.
  Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from the BIOTEC Research Unit Coordination Division
   to TWAS and BIOTEC when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance,
   the application will not be considered for selection.
  Reference letters: Referees must send SIGNED letters as attachment via e-mail directly to TWAS and
   BIOTEC. The subject line must contain: BIOTEC/PDoc/candidate's surname. Alternatively, letters should
   be sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  Applicants for the TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application
   to TWAS and BIOTEC (by e-mail or by post).


CONTACT DETAILS
  TWAS Fellowships Office                           BIOTEC Research Unit Coordination Division
  ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11                   National Center for Genetic Engineering and
  34151 Trieste, Italy                              Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
  Tel:    +39 040 2240 314                          113 Phahonyothin Road
  Fax:    +39 040 2240 689                          Klong1, Klong Luang
  E-mail: fellowships@twas.org                      Pathumthani 12120 Thailand
                                                    Tel: (66-2) 564 6700
                                                    Fax: (66-2) 564 6707
                                                    Email: rucd@biotec.or.th
TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research                                                                         page 18 of 18

TWAS South-South Fellowship programme partners
                                     The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brasilia, Brazil
                                     – www.cnpq.br – is a foundation linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology.
                                     CNPq is one of the major public institutions supporting science, technology and innovation
                                     in Brazil and contributes directly to the training of researchers – masters, doctors and
                                     specialists – in the various fields of knowledge.


                                     The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China – www.cas.ac.cn– is the highest
                                     academic institution and national comprehensive research and development centre in
                                     natural sciences and high-tech innovation in China. CAS also serves as the supreme
                                     national advisory body on science and technology. CAS has more than 80 research
                                     institutes and one university and one graduate school distributed throughout the country.

                                     The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India – www.csir.res.in – is the
                                     Indian government's main research and development organization. It consists of a network
                                     of 38 institutes and laboratories and 39 outreach centres covering most areas of science
                                     and technology.



                                     The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India –
                                     www.dbt.gov.in – sponsors research in biotechnology at a number of centres of excellence
                                     in India, including university departments and CSIR institutes and laboratories.



                                     The S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India – www.bose.res.in – was
                                     established in Kolkata in 1986 as an autonomous institution by the Department of Science
                                     and Technology of the government of India. It has some 36 faculty and scientists active in
                                     many areas of physics.



                                     The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India – www.iacs.res.in –
                                     established in 1876 in Kolkata, is the oldest institute in India devoted to the pursuit of
                                     fundamental research in the frontier areas of basic sciences (chemistry and physics).



                                     The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya – www.icipe.org –
                                     based in Nairobi, is a research institute focused on integrated control methodologies for
                                     crop and livestock insect pests and other related arthropods, and insect vectors of tropical
                                     diseases.


                                     The Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) – www.ips.usm.my– is a worldwide renowned
                                     institution of higher education that offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
                                     to approximately 20,000 students at 24 schools and 33 centres located in three university
                                     campuses.


                                     The National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico - www.conacyt.mx
                                     - aims to promote the scientific development and technological modernization of Mexico
                                     through developing high level human resources, promoting and maintaining specific
                                     research projects, and disseminating scientific and technological information.



                                     The National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), Pakistan –
                                     www.cemb.edu.pk – based in Lahore, has expertise in plant and medical molecular biology
                                     and molecular genetics.


                                     The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Pakistan –
                                     www.iccs.edu – based in Karachi, comprises the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry
                                     and the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular and Drug Research.


                                     The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand –
                                     www.biotec.or.th - founded in 1983, is a premiere research institute in Thailand and the
                                     region, with over 30 laboratories and 150 principle scientists conducting basic and applied
                                     research covering a wide spectrum from agricultural science to biomedical science and
                                     environmental science.


                        TWAS is grateful for the administrative and financial support provided by the above
                      organizations in the implementation of the various collaborative fellowship programmes.
                             TWAS also acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Italy.

				
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